Why is climate science under public debate?

Thursday, March 9, 2017| noon-1:15 pm,  401 Akasofu

Join us for a discussion that addresses a rather important question: why is climate science under public debate? We will explore why climate science is heavily politicized and opinionated. The discussion will highlight the perception of climate science, where it comes from, what went wrong/right, what should change, etc.

Specific topics will include:

  • “Uncertainty in climate science: the challenge in communication” (John Walsh, IARC)
  • “From climate change denial to climate change scenarios: considering multiple plausible futures” (Nancy Fresco, IARC/SNAP)
  • “Moving beyond the ‘information deficit’ model of policy-making” (Chanda Meek, UAF Political Science Department)

Coffee and tea will be served. You are welcome to bring your quiet lunch. Contact Abraham Endalamaw or Till Baumann for more information about the IARC Research Salon Series.